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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Partition  \Par*ti"tion\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Partitioned};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Partitioning}.] 
  1.  To  divide  into  parts  or  shares;  to  divide  and  distribute; 
  as  to  partition  an  estate  among  various  heirs. 
 
  2.  To  divide  into  distinct  parts  by  lines,  walls,  etc.;  as 
  to  partition  a  house. 
 
  Uniform  without  though  severally  partitioned 
  within.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Partition  \Par*ti"tion\,  n.  [F.  partition,  L.  partitio.  See 
  {Part},  v.] 
  1.  The  act  of  parting  or  dividing;  the  state  of  being  parted; 
  separation;  division;  distribution;  as  the  partition  of  a 
  kingdom. 
 
  And  good  from  bad  find  no  partition.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  divides  or  separates;  that  by  which  different 
  things  or  distinct  parts  of  the  same  thing  are 
  separated;  separating  boundary;  dividing  line  or  space; 
  specifically,  an  interior  wall  dividing  one  part  or 
  apartment  of  a  house,  an  inclosure,  or  the  like  from 
  another;  as  a  brick  partition;  lath  and  plaster 
  partitions. 
 
  No  sight  could  pass  Betwixt  the  nice  partitions  of 
  the  grass.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  A  part  divided  off  by  walls;  an  apartment;  a  compartment. 
  [R.]  ``Lodged  in  a  small  partition.''  --Milton. 
 
  4.  (Law.)  The  servance  of  common  or  undivided  interests, 
  particularly  in  real  estate.  It  may  be  effected  by  consent 
  of  parties,  or  by  compulsion  of  law. 
 
  5.  (Mus.)  A  score. 
 
  {Partition  of  numbers}  (Math.),  the  resolution  of  integers 
  into  parts  subject  to  given  conditions.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  partition 
  n  1:  a  vertical  structure  that  divides  or  separates  (as  a  wall 
  divides  one  room  from  another)  [syn:  {divider}] 
  2:  (computer  science)  the  part  of  a  hard  disk  that  is  dedicated 
  to  a  particular  operating  system  or  application  and 
  accessed  as  a  single  unit 
  3:  separation  by  the  creation  of  a  boundary  that  divides  or 
  keeps  apart  [syn:  {division},  {partitioning},  {segmentation}, 
  {subdivision},  {sectionalization}] 
  v  1:  divide  into  parts  pieces,  or  sections;  "The  Arab  peninsula 
  was  partitioned  by  the  British"  [syn:  {partition  off}] 
  2:  separate  or  apportion  into  sections;  "partition  a  room  off" 
  [syn:  {subdivide},  {zone}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  partition 
 
  1.    A  {logical}  section  of  a  {disk}.  Each  partition 
  normally  has  its  own  {file  system}.  {Unix}  tends  to  treat 
  partitions  as  though  they  were  separate  physical  entities. 
 
  2.    A  division  of  a  set  into  subsets  so  that  each 
  of  its  elements  is  in  exactly  one  subset. 
 
  (1996-12-09) 
 
 




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